Palo URL Categorisation process

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Palo URL Categorisation process

L0 Member

We have been attempting to use URL Filtering to block access to web based email using the Palo Alto URL Category web-based-email.

We have found however that there are many web based email services that are not included in this category, including one of Australia's Largest ISP's telstra.  The url for this service is  I though it would be easy enough to log a re-categorisation request. But unfortunately the Palo Alto Categorisation process appear to be broken and not have any common sense.

When attempting to access you are redirected to a generic logon page for tesltra with a url of and because of this the url can not be categorised as webmail sevice.



Community Team Member

Hi @DaMonk ,


Both urls return as category 'Business and Economy'.

Have you tried making a change request on the PAN url filtering page ? 


If all else fails you can create a custom URL category as a workaround.


Cheers !


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L3 Networker

You have a few options here:


custom URL category for these URLs

block FQDN objects in the destination

Add very clear notes to the URL re-categorization request and hope whoever is working it reads them


FWIW: I have always had great luck with re-categorization requests, sometimes you have to explain in the notes that there is something behind the login or there is a redirect etc

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